Bank of America is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.  It is the second largest banking institution in the United States, and the eighth largest bank in the world with its primary financial services revolving around commercial banking, wealth management, and investment banking. They also offer a number of internships in the financial sector, with one of them being the ‘Technical Analyst Internship”.

We interviewed Arushi Patel, who is currently a student of University of Maryland of the 2022 batch. She worked as a technical analyst intern at the Bank of America last summer, and will be returning this summer for her internship as well!

Interview

So, Arushi, how did you prepare for the program?

Well, I took 2 years of Computer Science classes and I think that really helped me prepare for this.

Oh, that sounds amazing! How long did it take you to prepare? 

Honestly, not a lot since I got this internship through a return offer. 

That is an achievement for sure! Could you tell us about the application and recruiting process?

I had applied for the internship online in my freshman year. After my profile was selected, I had to give two interviews, one of which was a technical interview and the other one was a professional one. Both of these were conducted virtually. 

Let’s talk more about the selection process. Why do you think you were selected?

I think the main reason was that I was a competitive candidate. I was young and showed promise as a good programmer. 

That is insightful. Could you describe your experience in this program?

I actually enjoyed the program a lot as a freshman, but it was comparatively less enjoyable this summer due to the entire internship being conducted virtually. 

Yes, there were quite a few setbacks due to the current situation. What are some of the tips that you would like to give?

I would say, use this experience as an opportunity to make good connections.

Do you have any advice for future applicants in the same program?

Go into the internship with an open mind. You might be doing and learning things that are very different from your expected experience.

-End Interview

As Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Preparation is the key to success.” There are no secrets, only hard work. 

We are truly honoured that Arushi could interview with us and provide such educational insights to her experience.

You can connect with her on LinkedIn here.

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